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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 25 January 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217442
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 210x277 mm
  • Illustrations: 114
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: £15.99
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Socks from Norway


Over 40 Knitting Patterns Inspired by Traditional Norwegian Designs by Nina Granlund Sæther

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Book Description

Over 40 sock designs to knit for men, women and children, inspired by the beautiful traditional folk patterns found across Norway.

Nina Granlund Sæther is back with this brand-new sequel to Mittens from Norway.

Discover sock designs based on traditional Norwegian patterns and techniques from all across Norway and learn the fascinating stories behind them. The book includes a captivating collection of archive images that the author has lovingly collated from museums all over Norway, and the contemporary interpretation of each design is accompanied by a fascinating account of the story behind it.

There are over 40 projects to choose from, for men, women and children, and all include clear instructions, charts and stunning photography. In addition, there is advice on different sizes and yarns, along with six alternative ways to knit heels and toes.

Whether you choose to knit your way around Norway or make a single pair for yourself or for a special person, these socks are quick to knit, are wearable all year round and are stunning, heritage garments that will last you for many years to come.

Table of Contents

Preface 6

Before You Begin 8
- Needles 8
- Abbreviations 8
- Yarn and Reinforcing Thread 8
- Knitting Gauge 8
- Sizing 8
- Casting On 9
- Two-Colour Stranded Knitting 9
- Yarn Floats 9
- Two-End (Twined) Braid 9
- Entrelac 10
- Heels 12
- Toe Shaping 22
- Weaving in Yarn Ends 22
- Garment Care 23

Striped Socks from Østfold 24
Star Socks 28
Rose Stockings from Asker 34
Oslo Socks 38
Stockings from 1868 42
Rose Ankle Socks 46
Striped Stockings from Glåmdalen 50
Colour Party 54
Stockings from Valdres 58
Stockings from Gausdal 62
Barleycorn (Byggkorn) Socks from Numedal 66
Halling Socks 70
Larvik Socks 74
Long Lace Stockings 78
Telemark Socks 84
Cable Socks from Tinn 88
Setesdal Krot Socks 92
Zigzag Pattern Socks 96
Cable Stockings from Marnardal 100
Leftover Party 104
Bridegroom’s Socks from Vindafjord 108
Rose Socks with Lace Patterns 112
Stockings from Voss 118
Short Skakareiker Socks from Austevoll 122
Kroneleistar from Øygarden 126
Hardanger Socks 130
Sunnfjord Socks 134
Spiral Socks from Nordfjord 138
Child’s Socks from Nordmøre 142
Socks from Budalen 146
Raggsocks from Hitra 150
Striped Socks from Orkladalen 154
Maria’s Stockings from Lierne 158
Trønder Socks 164
Children’s Socks from Helgeland 168
Entrelac Stockings from Helgeland 172
Spider Socks from Troms 176
Sports Socks from Alta 180
Shell Pattern 184
Heart Socks 188
Socks with Large Lice 192
Yarn 196
Bibliography 198
Photography Credits 199

About the Author

About Nina Granlund Sæther

Nina Granlund Sæther grew up in Asker, Norway, just outside Oslo. Her love and interest for knitting, sewing, embroidery and crochet started before going to school. She is educated as a craft teacher, and worked for a short time in high school. In 1987 she started her career as a journalist in Norsk Husflid, a Norwegian Arts and Crafts Magazine. Today she works as an editor in chief in Hus & Bolig, a magazine about houses and property. In 2013 she was honoured for her work by The Norwegian Specialised Press Association.

Sæther has written several books about arts and crafts, and also designs for some Norwegian magazines. Making Cushions and Pillows is her first book published outside Norway. She is creating original and visually striking craft in a Scandinavian-influenced tradition.

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